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Time running out on U.S.-South Korea troop talks – envoy

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:46 PM

The US and South Korea are in a security alliance and Washington stations 28,500 troops in South Korea to defend it from the nuclear-armed North

HARRY HARRIS. US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris poses for a photo after a group interview at the ambassador's residence in Seoul on January 16, 2020. Photo by Sebastien Berger/AFP

Duterte meets with chief of U.S. Pacific Command

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:12 PM

On the same day Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte receives officers of the China Communications Construction Company

PACOM CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Admiral Harry Harris Jr, commander of the US Pacific Command, who paid a courtesy call on the President in Malacañang on August 23, 2017. Malacañang photo

PH, U.S.: Military ties remain strong, fighting ISIS together

Jun 04, 2017 - 1:26 PM

We are involved in activities in Mindanao to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines take the fight to ISIS in the Philippines US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris says

MILITARY TIES. Amid recent changes in the Philippines' foreign policy, the United States and the Philippines say their military relationship remains strons, especially in the war against the Islamic State (ISIS). File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

North Korea poses threat to China, Russia – U.S. admiral

May 17, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Admiral Harry Harris who heads the Pacific Command says the international community should act with a sense of urgency

LEADER. Kim Jong-Un oversees a parade during an event that marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of North's founder Kim Il-Sung. File photo by AFP

'All on me:' U.S. admiral takes blame in carrier to North Korea fiasco

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Admiral Harry Harris: Where I failed was to communicate that adequately to the press and the media so that is all on me

In this file photo, the US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Sunda Strait. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano

WATCH: Here's why Ian McKellen turned down Dumbledore role

Apr 05, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Sometimes when I see the posters of Mike Gambon I think sometimes it is me says Ian

U.S. commander warns of more ISIS attacks in Asia-Pacific

Jan 19, 2017 - 8:06 AM

As the group loses territory in the Middle East radicalized fighters from Bangladesh Indonesia and elsewhere are likely to target their native countries Commander of the US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris says

In this file photo, Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, addresses the Lowy Institute in Sydney on December 14, 2016. Peter Parks/AFP

US warns 'aggressive' Beijing in South China Sea

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:19 PM

Admiral Harry Harris head of the US Pacific Command warns Washington will not accept Chinese control of the region

RECLAMATION ACTIVITIES. An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a military plane shows the ongoing reclamation by China on Mischief Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, on May 11, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/AFP/Pool

PH, U.S. militaries assure each other of 'continued robust relations'

Nov 22, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The MDB SEB meeting is convened for the first time after the electoral victories of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President elect Donald Trump both with issues against the other country

ENDURING ALLIANCE. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Ricardo Visaya and US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris Jr assured each other of continued relations. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH, US military chiefs meet to set new direction of war games

Nov 22, 2016 - 8:23 AM

The Philippines will push to reduce training exercises with the country s treaty ally particularly the naval drills in the West Philippine Sea South China Sea

NO MORE WEST PH SEA WAR GAMES. This file photo shows US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts joining forces in an Amphibous Landing operation as part of the 2015 Balikatan Exercises at the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) of the Philippine Navy in San Antonio, Zambales province. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Persida Acosta, Zika in PH, U.S.-PH military | 12PM wRap

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:42 PM

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U.S.-Philippines military cooperation intact – official

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:28 AM

Harry Harris commander of the US Pacific Command says there could be a refocusing or a rescoping of some of the bigger exercises in 2017

In this file photo, Philippine and US soldiers march with their national flags during the opening ceremony of the annual joint 11-day Balikatan (Shoulder-to-Shoulder) military exercise in Manila on April 4, 2016. Ted Aljibe/AFP

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Feb 26, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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Feb 26, 2016 - 12:41 PM

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China to secure 'de facto' control of South China Sea

Feb 26, 2016 - 8:03 AM

US Admiral Harry Harris says that by building air bases and hardened bunkers on tiny islands China has shown it is determined to achieve military supremacy in the region

MISCHIEF REEF. An aerial photo taken though a glass window inside a military plane of the alleged on-going reclamation by China into Mischief reef in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015. File Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

US to go 'wherever' law allows in South China Sea

Nov 03, 2015 - 12:16 PM

UPDATED China blasts the US operation as a blatant provocation

In this file photo, the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) is underway in formation with the Republic of Korea patrol craft Sokcho (PCC 778) during exercise Foal Eagle 2015, off the coast of South Korea, March 12, 2015. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright/Released

US, PH defense chiefs to meet over developments in West PH Sea

May 25, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The Philippines will ask the US how far it would go to keep it safe from China s harassment

OFF TO HAWAII: Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin

China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation – US

May 09, 2015 - 9:34 AM

China has expanded the acreage on the outposts it occupies by some four hundred times a US defense official says